TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Melissa H. Brigance do make and publish this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time made.
First I direct that all my just debts together with my funeral expenses be paid out of any money that I may die possessed of or that may first come into the hands of my executor.
Second I give and bequeath to my brother A. G. Brigance and to his seven children, Henrietta J. Brigance, Sallie H. Duke, R. M. Brigance, J. A. Brigance, A. M. Brigance, R. A. Brigance and J. F. Brigance the remainder of my possessions, all of which consists of personal property to be equally divided between the said A. G. Brigance and all of his aforesaid children. And lastly I do appoint the A. G. Brigance, A. M. Brigance or R. A. Brigance either one of them to execute the aforesaid will, in testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name.
This 30th day of April A.D. 1895.
Melissa H. (her mark) Brigance
C. M. Sutton Witness
H. T. Nimmo
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court September Term Sept. 21st 1897
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Melissa H. Brigance deceased was this day produced in open Court for probate and there being no contest, the same was duly proven by the oath of C. M. Sutton one of the subscribing witnesses thereto when the same was (crossed out) - duly proven by the - ordered recorded as the last Will of Melissa H. Brigance, deceased.
A true copy.
Harris Brown, Clk.